Celebrate & Cherish: the instant comfort pocket box

This is all you need when you are feeling blue. Beauty, comfort and love.

The Instant Comfort Pocket Box  //  Kims Little Monsters.

Flowers on the wall * Installation phmre. G.BarrCarpet of flowers


  1. via The Front Row tumblir (via Mady Dooijes on Pinterest)
  2. The Instant Comfort Box by Kim Welling (Kim's Little Monsters)
  3. Flowers on the wall * Installation phmre. G.Barr (via Collectif H2Fr on Pinterest)
  4. Carpet of Flowers (via Etain on Pinterest)


Coming up: Puur Anders @ Strawberry Earth Fair

Together with 3 Etsy colleagues I'll be part of the Strawberry Earth Fair. For two days the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam will be transformed into a forest paradise packed with the latest in sustainable fashion, design, film and food. I'll be working their live on a new project and selling some new products! So I do hope we'll meet!

Strawberry Earth Fair
11 & 12 October 

Picture from Puur Anders lookbook 2014. Styling: Inspirestyling | Photography: 88forever


Coming up: Puur Anders @ Ariadne at Home home

I've been asked by Dutch magazine Ariadne at Home to move my studio for two days to their stand on the Woonbeurs in Amsterdam. How great is that? The Woonbeurs is a number 1 event for interiors and design in the Netherlands. Ariadne at Home shows a preview of their home in their latest edition. I love it already. I'm looking forward to work in such a pretty place.

I'll be working in the Ariadne at Home atelier on Thursday and Sunday.

The Woonbeurs is open from September 30th till October 5th.


The memory tree

In the library this book immediately caught my eye. I guess because of the title 'Een boom vol herinneringen' (The memory tree). I was not dissappointed. What an amazing book. 

'Fox has lived a long and happy life in the forest. One day, he lies down in his favourite clearing, takes a deep breath, and falls asleep for ever. Before long, Fox's friends begin to gather in the clearing. One by one, they tell stories of the special moments that they shared with Fox. And, as they share their memories, a tree begins to grow, becoming bigger and stronger, sheltering and protecting all the animals in the forest, just as Fox did when he was alive.' 


Celebrate & Cherish: A pouch made of a sleeve

Sometimes it is hard to do away clothes with precious memories. 'Goods to remember' makes it possible to turn a jacket, a sweater or jeans into a bag, phone-case or even in babyshoes. Such a wonderful idea.

Een etui gemaakt van een mouw van GoodsToRememberjared fowler.

WOver the hill

  1. A pouch made of a sleeve by Goods to remember 
  2. Back burn, Jared Fowler (via récolte digitale (pinterest)) 
  3. Man and dog by Andy Kraushaar  (via Sarah B on pinterest)
  4. Over the hill (via Stephanie duPont, Glittery Moon Vintage on pinterest)


Open Monument Day 13 september 2014

Lookbook Puur Anders collection 2014 
Styling: Anne van Midden, Inspire Styling 
Photography: Danique van Kesteren, 88Forever 
Model: Margriet Hospers
This Saturday I'll show my work during the Open Monument Day at the farm of my dear friend Jenneke. Hope to meet you. 

Location: Goidschalxoordsedijk 65 in Oud-Beijerland
Open: 11.00 - 17.00 h

There is a lot to see and to do, for example Do-In yoga by Aline Ginter-bosch and making hand cream with De kleine alchemist

Etsy Christmas cafe

Yesterday I was showing my work at the Etsy Christmas cafe in Amsterdam. The cafe was open for press, stylists and bloggers. The gallery was perfect for all the beautiful products of the 21 Etsy sellers. So proud to be part of it. I met a lot of inspiring people.

Me drinking coffee and chatting with Yvonne of Dyvsign. Picture by Kim Welling

It was good to see Annemiek of Westerman bags again. She is such an inspiring woman.
Studio Lorier and The Hello Shop

I was thrilled when I saw this vitrine. Perfect for my work.
I wish I could take it with me.

Presentation by Anne Floor Nolet

I didn't plan to show these new pieces, but the wall above the showcase was so empty. No regrets.


Celebrate & Cherish

I have been thinking a long time to blog about celebrating and cherishing moments in life, but how? Instead of worrying any longer, I'm going to try a new permanent blog post: Celebrate & Cherish.
You will mostly find lots of ideas here for personal gifts and keepsakes, supported by beautiful images and quotes.

Enjoy it today!

.    broche 'In de PS'jes...' Gebaseerd op een zin uit de verzameling liefdesbrieven die opa en oma van de ontwerpster Annet de Vries aan elkaar schreven tussen 1937-1943.  #verjaardag #liefde

Quote: Untitled | via Tumblr on We Heart It.(via zsazsabellagio tumblr
Girl in flowers: found via Pinterest on Itfashion
Brooch 'The most news can be found in the PS' by Schenkaandacht


New business cards

I'm still enjoying the result of the photoshoot in May. Here are my new businesscards. They will be added to the giftboxes together with a personal note.


Custom made orchid

This was a beautiful assignment. M. asked me to make an artobject with the pictures of her parents. She told me that her mother always had orchids in her home. She loved taking care of them. We agreed that this plant was perfect for the photographs. I also used some fabric of the veil. The red-brown color of the veil suited great with the sepia tone of the flowers. 
The orchid is framed by Akkolades. They did a wonderful job. 

Interview in Blossomzine

I'm back from a wonderful stay in Denmark. It was wonderful there. I'll show you soon some pictures! In my mailbox I found an email about the Autumn issue of Blossom zine. It is out now and I'm in it! So happy.



I was already in a summermood finalizing the pending orders, but as of today I’m going offline. My webstore www.puuranders.nl will be open during the summer, but any queries or purchases made during this time will be answered and processed when I return online on August the 26th.  

Enjoy your summer!

from Lookbook Hidden Memories by Puur Anders
Styling: Anne van Midden, Inspire Styling
Photography: Danique van Kesteren, 88Forever
Model: Margriet Hospers

Meanwhile in my studio


Taking photographs of two assignments, a custom made wild flower and an orchid.


Peonies as goodbye gift

Unfortunately, the editors of a Dutch magazine had to say goodbye to six dear colleagues due to a reorganization. The chief editor wanted very much to give a beautiful and personalized gift.

Everyone is fond of peonies: pretty full, feminine, the promise of summer ... a flower that perfectly suited to the magazine. A wonderful job. Each peony is made from a production of the magazine.



You are beautiful and wonderful and are mine.

I've found this artwork by Bethany of Duendehandlettering on pinterest. She does make personal pieces too. It would be a beautiful idea for a wedding card, anniversary or maybe even a funeral card with a personal profile and text.


Plum blossom

I'm making a plum blossom branch for the parents of a girl who passed away. These are some tests, but I think it will turn out to be a beautiful memory.


Beautiful moments

I have been thinking lately about my blog. I've noticed the last couple months I had some lack of inspiration. Not good I guess when the idea behind my blog is to inspire you! So I came up with the idea to focus on these themes:

* My work / work in progress
* Nature
* Beautiful moments in life

The last one is new and I hope you will like it. Here is the first post about the beautiful maternity pictures by Yuna Leonard.

Intimate maternity photos by Yuna Leonard | 100 Layer Cakelet

Intimate maternity photos by Yuna Leonard | 100 Layer Cakelet   Intimate maternity photos by Yuna Leonard | 100 Layer Cakelet

Photos by Yuna Leonard / All outfits worn by Rina were thrifted (via 100 Layer Cake-let)


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